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Judges 19 | The Bible and Homosexuality

Back to Index Judges 19 describes an event much like that at Sodom. This time, an unnamed Levite visited the town of Gibeah with his slaves and concubine. He met an old farmer and was made welcome. A gang of men appeared and demanded that

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I Kings 14:24 and 15:12 | The Bible and Homosexuality

Back to Index I Kings 14:24 and 15:12 again refer to temple prostitution. The original word qadesh is mistranslated as “sodomite” (homosexual) in the King James Version, but as male prostitute, male cult prostitutes, and male shrine prostitutes in more accurate versions. As mentioned before,

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Romans 1:26 | The Bible and Homosexuality

Back to Index Romans 1:26 and 27, at first glance, appears to condemn gay and lesbian activity. Paul criticizes sexual activity which is against a person’s nature or disposition. But in Greek society of the time, homosexuality and bisexuality were regarded as a natural activity

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I Corinthians 6:9 | The Bible and Homosexuality

Back to Index In I Corinthians 6:9 Paul lists a many activities that will prevent people from inheriting the Kingdom of God. One has been variously translated as effeminate, homosexuals, or sexual perverts. The original Greek text reads malakoi arsenokoitai. The first word means soft;

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I Timothy 1:9 | The Bible and Homosexuality

Back to Index 1 Tim 1:9 again refers to malakoi arsenokoitai which has been variously translated as homosexuals, sexual perverts etc. Again, the original meaning of the text as been lost. Dr. Rembert Truluck writes of arsenokoitai: The word translated as “homosexual” or “sexual pervert”

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Jude 7 | The Bible and Homosexuality

Back to Index Jude 7 refers to the people of Sodom as “giving themselves over to fornication and going after strange flesh.” Strange flesh has been variously translated as perverted sensuality, unnatural lust, lust of men for other men, and perversion. Again, it is unclear

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The Bible and Homosexuality: Conclusion

Back to Index In summary: Homosexual activity in the temple by male prostitutes is clearly prohibited by the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament). Homosexual activity in general may have been prohibited at the time by the Holiness Code, but that code is no longer binding on

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The Bible and Homosexuality: More Resources

Back to Index Websites Our Verses of Hope page provides passages that prove to LGBTQI people — and really, to everyone — that God loves us and is with us always; these passages far outnumber the six clobber passages. Homosexuality and Transgenderism Bible Study By

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The Bible and Homosexuality: Introduction

Back to Index In biblical times, same-gender sexual interactions could take many forms. For example: Kings of conquered tribes were sometimes raped by the invading army as the ultimate symbol of defeat and humiliation. Some non-Jewish tribes in the area had male prostitutes in their

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Genesis 19 | The Bible and Homosexuality

Back to Index Genesis 19 describes how two angels visited Sodom and were welcomed into Lot’s house. The men of the city gathered around the house and demanded that Lot send the visitors to the mob so that they might know the angels. [The Hebrew